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Regis Keith Grice

October 18, 1953 ~ February 3, 2019 (age 65)

Regis Keith Grice was born in Gary, Indiana October 18, 1953 to the late Louis Sr. and Zadie Grice.   It was not long after, Zadie brought Regis and his brothers back to Memphis in 1956. 

Upon arriving in Memphis Regis was enrolled into kindergarten at Mount Zion Baptist Church and upon graduation enrolled into Florida Street Elementary School.  On April 5, 1964 Regis was baptism at Mount Zion Baptist Church along with his three brothers.  At Mount Zion he attended Sunday School and sang in the Youth Choir.

After graduating from Florida Elementary, Regis enrolled into Carver High School where he first demonstrated his preference for intellectual thought and physical competition.  During his six years at Carver High, his pursuits earned him membership into the National Honor Society.

His competitive activities included a junior high school football championship and a high school football championship, where he lead both teams as the star running back.  In addition, Regis had an excellent voice and was a member of the high school glee club choir.

Regis was highly recruited after high school by universities across the country.  He parlayed his natural attributes into a full scholarship to the University of Southern California (USC). He played football on the freshmen team and excelled as a running back.  He finished his football and academic career at the University of Hawaii as a starting running back while completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Restaurant Management.

In 1976 Regis relocated to the beautiful City by the Bay San Francisco, California. It was here he was offered a groundbreaking opportunity to launch and manage a restaurant (The Following Sea) at a new development - Pier 39 - which has evolved into one of the premier tourist destinations for world travelers to San Francisco.

Regis left San Francisco in 2010 for Los Angeles where his family could assist with his recovery from a hereditary illness.  After his recovery Regis continued to live in Los Angele working in the restaurant industry until he retired in 2015.

Regis leaves behind three brothers and their families, five aunts and uncles, a plethora of cousins and a whole lot of friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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